Thai Turkey Burgers

Thursday, February 17, 2011

First of all, I wanted to share my good news! I finally fit the 140's yesterday! I am now 149 lbs. I have not been that weight in like 8 years! It feels so wonderful to be at a weight that you have not even seen in sooooo long! I am so looking forward to reaching my goal by this summer! I am over halfway there! I definitely could not do this without Medifast and the support I receive from you guys! I am so appreciative of all your kind words egging me on as well as the kind words I receive about my husband serving in the Army. You are guys are the best! Thanks for the love and support!

Now for the recipe, I had to go against all I said earlier about using ground turkey meat that is 85%-94%  fat free to make the turkey burger juicier. This is because I needed to add an additional 1/2 healthy fat, sesame oil, to the turkey burger. I decided to use 95%-97% fat free to accommodate the sesame oil. I really didn't want to go with a leaner meat at least not with my burgers, but the sesame oil is very important in this dish. It really gives it a distinct Thai flavor and should not be left out. With that being said, the oil helped with not drying out the turkey burger so much so I still enjoyed it. My mom even enjoyed this burger and she is from Thailand. That says a lot coming from a person who prefers to eat her own Thai food at home rather than go out to dinner at a nice restaurant. If you are craving something ethnic and in the Asian category then this will be a great choice to make. Bon appetit! Tomorrow, we will be going to Mexico for the Mexican Fiesta Taco Burger! So easy to make and so good! See you tomorrow!


Thai Turkey Burgers
Weight Watchers Recipe 5 pts

Ingredients:
8 oz raw 95%-97% fat free ground turkey - yields 6 oz cooked (1 Lean)
1 tbsp scallions, minced (part of your green)
1 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced (1/16 condiment)
1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce (1 condiment)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (1/2 condiment)
1/4 tsp garlic salt (1 condiment)
1 teaspoon sesame oil (1 healthy fat)

Directions:
Combine ingredients, shape into burgers and grill!

1 Lean, 2.5 Condiments, and 1 Healthy Fat


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